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    Is good for a community tank? I have Neons, Mollies, Guppies, Platys and Gourami's..so, what kind of shrimp can I add to give some extra life to the bottom of my tank? Japonica? Ghost??? I don't have any algae as of yet, but I can feed algae flakes or whatever.

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    what size is your tank? since you have neons, i dont reccomend shrimp or crayfish in a tank with small fish in anything less than 10g.
    Ghost shrimp are cool

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    personaly i would think mot shrimp are ok. the most common, ghost shrimp would look nice but they might catch a sleeping tetra or become a meal for the gouramie. i have had ghosts with cardinal tetra before and no problems have come of that. amano shrimp are cool too, they eat algea and other leftovers.easy to look after no risk to other fish but may be eaten.only cheap so buy one to start with
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    It's my 40 Gallon :) I was thinking about getting a couple of shrimp, but I do want to be careful and keep it peaceful (in other words..no one gets eaten! lol). I know my lfs has ghost shrimp, maybe amano, but I don't think they have Japonica right now. I KNOW crayfish are out of the question, tried that and 2 neons became LUNCH!
    As far as loaches or plecs..what could I put in? I don't have an algae problem at all, not one spec (knock on wood), but I really would like to liven up the bottom a bit. I have slate and som other reddish slate type rocks that could be used as hiding places, as well as fake plants (but they look real, honest!) lol. Anyway, let me know and maybe I'll go the loach route

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    a small school of clown loaches? weather loach? a couple of rainbow sharks? its your call

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    are there any other names for the weather loach or rainbow sharks? I'm looking on www.thinkfish.co.uk under the fish database and they don't have those fish :( Trying to read up about them.

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    how about a dojo loach? theyre small.

    I dont know any other name for rainbows and weather loaches- just type in the name in google like " rainbow fish info", and youll get alot of care sheets etc.

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    Oh ok, a Rainbow Fish is the same as a Rainbow Shark? I've seen lots of Rainbow fish...

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    No, rainbow sharks are generally bigger and they are semi-aggressive. Rainbow fish are more colorful and are peaceful.

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/

    I know, it's a store, but they have some pretty good info on alot of fish there.
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    The Weather Loach appears to be a coldwater fish, 65-75 degrees. My tank is at about 76...Hmm, would that be ok?

    Also, from what I'm reading, the rainbow shark can be aggressive.

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